It’s amazing how such simple things can amuse kids for hours! I often find that the toys we have in this house get played with for all of about 5 minutes before being put aside in preference for some other activity like unloading the dishwasher or hanging out the washing or something else that ‘mummy’ or ‘daddy’ are doing. This is why we don’t like to have many toys (that and the fact that we just don’t have room in this house for lots of toys!) Luckily, the kids love being outside and can spend ages out there playing.
The other day I decided to pull out the shaving cream and some muffin trays, spoons and utensils for the kids to play with. Shaving cream is a great tactile activity for kids and something we used to use for the kids with special needs I taught. I didn’t do it this time but you can even add some food colouring into the shaving cream so kids can experiment with making different colours. The kids had a ball and spent ages playing happily together (something that rarely happens with these two kids!) Esme’s reaction was a bit funny when she touched the shaving cream, I don’t think she really liked the feel so I ended up getting a bucket of water out for her to play in.
We love our puddlewear too! It’s great for this kind of messy stuff and for getting outside in the wet weather.
Esme ‘feels’ the shaving cream:
Jacob making muffins:
Playing happily together:
Water play is so much fun: